ALBANY, N.Y. — Just over a month after denying a request by Honeywell International Inc. for a summary judgment of noninfringement, a federal judge in New York on Aug. 9 granted a patent owner’s motion for partial summary judgment, rejecting Honeywell’s assertions of patent invalidity and misuse.
WACO, Texas — A patent owner’s attempt to establish venue based upon two defendants’ alleged installation and servicing of equipment on cell towers and storage of equipment at warehouses located within the Western District of Texas was rejected by a federal judge there on Aug. 9.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In an Aug. 5 petition for inter partes review, Ford Motor Co. urged the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to cancel several claims of a patented system for controlling the user interfaces of telematics devices.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In an Aug. 6 petition for inter partes review, Netflix Inc. asks the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to cancel seven claims of a patented “networked, self-configuring communication device.”
MARSHALL, Texas — In an Aug. 5 memorandum supporting his findings of fact and conclusions of law, a federal judge in Texas said patented encryption technology allegedly infringed by Apple Inc. is not enforceable under the doctrine of prosecution laches because the patent owner engaged in “a conscious and egregious misuse of the statutory patent system.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in an Aug. 5 ruling again vacated a Delaware federal judge’s grant of judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) in favor of a patent defendant accused of induced patent infringement, six months after granting a petition for rehearing in the case.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A North Carolina federal judge’s decision to deny, as untimely, a motion under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b) for relief from an award of attorney fees in a false advertising and false marking case was upheld Aug. 4 by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The acting director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on Aug. 2 denied requests by a patent challenger and a patent owner for review of two separate final written decisions (FWDs) in the first two cases in which such review was requested following a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in an Aug. 2 ruling agreed with a California federal judge that the bylaws of the University of Michigan (UM) did not effectuate a “present automatic assignment” of a tenured UM professor’s patent rights.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Efforts by LG Electronics Inc. and an affiliate to obtain appellate review of a New Jersey federal judge’s denial of their post-trial motions regarding patent infringement, invalidity and willfulness were unsuccessful on Aug. 3, when the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said it lacks jurisdiction in the case.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an Aug. 3 ruling, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said a Texas federal judge correctly dismissed allegations that Victoria’s Secret Stores LLC (Stores) and related entities infringed a patent relating to the display of thumbnails on a webpage.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal judge in Texas “clearly abused” his discretion in evaluating a motion by patent infringement defendant Hulu LLC to transfer the case to the Central District of California, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 2.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in dismissing its appeal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) decision to not institute inter partes review (IPR) of disputed patent claims, Apple Inc. tells the U.S. Supreme Court in a July 26 petition for certiorari, with the company arguing that the so-called NHK-Fintiv Rule, under which its quests for IPR and appeal were denied, runs counter to the very purposes of IPR.
NEW YORK — In a July 28 order, a federal judge in New York granted Google LLC’s motion to dismiss allegations that the Google Maps platform infringes four patents relating to location history and tracking.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a July 21 appellee brief, Target Corp. defended a Texas federal judge’s determination that patented location-based trigger technology is invalid as indefinite.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a July 27 ruling, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board failed to provide Qualcomm Inc. notice or an adequate opportunity to respond to the board’s construction of a limitation in a patent relating to power tracking supply voltage.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A dental 3D scanner company accused of infringing a patented method and system for scanning teeth prior to a dental procedure responded to the accusation by petitioning the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for inter partes review on July 26.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In declaring various claims of a patent directed to a container for proppant used during hydraulic fracturing obvious, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board relied on a new theory not previously raised by a petitioner for inter partes review (IPR), requiring reversal, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 23.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A patent asserted against Facebook Inc. in California federal court should be canceled as obvious, the social media giant tells the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a July 20 petition.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A claimed “watchdog system” that shuts down or modifies a solar panel system during breakdowns in communication between a central and local controller is unpatentable, a petitioner for inter partes review.